Ice Cream is having a moment! While cupcakeries are close at an astonishing clip, Los Angeles is discovering cool treats at an unprecedented rate. It’s about time – our weather calls out for icy goodness year round. Here are our favorite brand new places to get something spectacularly cold in these dog days of summer.  A couple are so new they’re still putting on the finishing touches to open ASAP, so get ready to be the first to try them.

Gelato Lounge Bonaventura

A little seaside breeze mingles with the lavender honey and that intoxicating scent leads you right to this new gelato shop. The expansive flavors (Dulce de Leche, Coconut & Basil, Kit Kat, Smurf) are made fresh on-site daily, with the finest Italian fixings and local organic fruits. They appeal equally to adults and kids, while the amazing ice cream creations like the caterpillar, whale, pirate ship, pizza and spaghetti and the kid lounge in the corner all scream “kid friendly”.

We all scream for: The caterpillar, with any flavor of ice cream you desire. And did we mention the geladough? It’s gelato in a donut. Yes, it’s at sinfully delicious as it sounds.

Read our inside “scoop” here.

Photo credit: Jolie Loeb

-Meghan Rose

What’s your favorite new ice cream spot in LA? How about “old” ice cream place? Share your secret obsession in the comment section.